Our mission is: " To Keep Your Neighborhood and Your Community Safe."
Sheriff Dave Sutton
The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer in the county. An important duty is to provide the law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of the county; however, he maintains full law enforcement jurisdiction in all cities and townships within the county. Enforcement duties include various criminal investigations and patrol duties. One of the duties of the Sheriff, however, is the service of legal processes of the courts and the conduct of elections. Also under the Sheriff’s responsibility is the operating and maintaining of the county jail. All these services have to be provided seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
For one to understand the history of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, there should be an understanding of what the duties of the Sheriff are, as set forth by the laws of the State of Alabama and it's Constitution.
The Coffee County Sheriff's Office Headquarters, in New Brockton, is located at 4 County Complex, New Brockton, AL. The county jail is located just next door. The Sheriff’s Office also maintains offices within the Elba and Enterprise Courthouses.
The Patrol Division is an important part of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office. Patrol deputies perform a variety of functions for the protection and service of the citizens of Coffee County, and are responsible for the enforcement of all state and federal laws involving criminal offenses. It also performs many service functions ranging from misdemeanor criminal investigations to numerous types of public assist requests.
Criminal Investigations is the primary investigations arm of the Sheriff’s Office. Personnel assigned to Criminal Investigations utilize traditional investigative skills as well as advanced technical procedures to conduct many types of criminal investigations. Investigators are assigned specific cases and attempt to identify, apprehend and assist in the prosecution of individuals committing crimes in Coffee County. Detectives are responsible for investigating thousands of cases. These include murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, arson, child abuse, identity theft, and violations of the convicted sex offender laws.
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division is responsible for detecting, investigating and prosecuting those persons that violate the laws in regards to illegal narcotics. This includes production, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and chronic use of illegal drugs.
Investigators assigned to this unit are highly skilled and trained in the techniques used to fight illegal drug trafficking and abuse. Narcotics Detectives can make undercover purchases, controlled purchases, conduct reverse operations and stings, and conduct surveillance as well as gather intelligence. The Detectives assigned to this division work closely with federal, state, and local agencies to combat drug trafficking in our county, which include the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Alabama State Narcotics Division, Enterprise Police Narcotics Division, Elba Police Narcotics Division, Troy Police Narcotics Division and Pike County Sheriff's Dept. Narcotics Division.
Court Services Division is responsible for civil processes and the conduct of elections. Personnel in this division provide a liaison between the courts and the Sheriff’s Office as well as court room security.
Coffee County Corrections Division includes the Coffee County Jail. The Coffee County Jail is a 17,000sq ft facility; more than 2,400 people are committed to the jail annually. The average daily inmate count for the jail increases yearly and is currently around 140 inmates per day with 124 bed spaces.
The Sheriff's Reserve Deputies volunteer service to the citizens of Coffee County providing security at major public events, patrol coverage on weekends and high activity times and they also transport prisoners. The Reserve Deputies enhance the effectiveness of the department.